Event Details

The biennial Regional Intensive is heading to Central Queensland.

QELA invites all members and associates to join us in Rockhampton for a two-day intensive, Friday 25 October - Saturday 26 October 2019, to be held at the Empire Apartment Hotel, Rockhampton.

The Regional Intensive will explore issues of relevance to regional Queensland, with a particular focus on Central Queensland and the Rockhampton region.  Session topics include Planning and Economic Growth, Water Resources, Local Council Schemes, Land Use, and Regional Queensland Courts Update. 

Social activities in the evening will showcase the best of local Rockhampton and provide a snapshot of a city emerging from its country-town, beef capital legacy.   

Friday night explores the heritage of Rocky with a pub crawl to the historic hotels, Criterion Hotel and Heritage Hotel, and settling in for dinner and Friday night bull riding at the famous Great Western Hotel. 

On Saturday evening, the Regional Intensive will head to Mount Archer for sunset drinks on the newly opened boardwalk and lookout precinct, and end our evening with a fine-dining meal at one of Rockhampton's newest establishments. 

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Please note:  Program commences 11am, Friday, 25 October 2019.

 

Add-Ons

For those arriving Thursday, 24 October, an informal welcome dinner will be organised at the Boathouse, looking out over the Fitzroy River.  This event is not included in the registration price but paid for by individuals on the night. 

Sunday morning, for those wanting to see more of what Rocky has to offer, QELA is organising a tour to Koorana Croc Farm.   Tour departs at 9.30am and will return to the Rockhampton CBD at 1.30pm. 

 

Prices exclude GST.  GST will be added during the purchase process.

All  QELA events are subject to the Event Registration Terms available here

The Regional Intensive will explore issues of relevance to regional Queensland, with a particular focus on Central Queensland and the Rockhampton region.  Session topics include Planning and Economic Growth, Water Resources, Local Council Schemes, Land Use, and Regional Queensland Courts Update. 

 

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Accommodation can be booked direct with the providers. 

The Regional Intensive is being held at Empire Apartment Hotel. 

Delegates can book direct with the Empirea and receive group booking rate. Mention the QELA Regional Intensive at the time of booking. 

https://empirerockhampton.com.au/

Qantas and Virgin Australia run daily flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton. 

For regional members, there are flights from Mackay to Rockhampton, however it may be quicker via Brisbane. 

Once in Rockhampton, the Rockhampton airport is 5min drive to the city centre and the Empire Apartment Hotel.

The Regional Intensive includes two social functions within the program:

 

Friday, 25 October 2019 - Historic Rocky 

6pm – Headrick’s Lane, 189 East St, Rockhampton

7pm – Great Western Hotel, 39 Stanley St, Rockhampton

From the Empire Apartment Hotel, we will walk the historic riverfront strip to our first destination, Headrick’s Lane. 

At Headrick’s Lane, we will sample their micro-brewery before continuing our walk to the infamous Great Western Hotel for a classic, country pub dinner and Friday night bull riding.

This event is included in the registration for delegates registered to attend on Friday, 25 October 2019.

 

 

Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Taste of Rocky Region

4.30pm – Bus to Mount Archer lookout precinct

6.00pm – Capricorn Caves Tour

6.45pm – Capricorn Caves Buffet Dinner

Our farewell dinner heads to Mount Archer for sunset drinks on the newly opened boardwalk and lookout precinct.  

The Regional Intensive buses will continue on to the Capricorn Caves, for canapes in the caves and buffet dinner in the bush.

This event is included in the registration for delegates registered to attend on Saturday, 26 October 2019.

 

 

Informal Social Program:

6pm, Thursday, 24 October 2019  

Boathouse, Quay Street, Rockhampton

For those in Rockhampton on Thursday, 24 October 2019, QELA is hosting an informal gathering at the Boathouse, overlooking on the Fitzroy River.

This social event is not included in the registration price. 
Dinner may be paid direct to the venue on the night.

 

9.30am, Sunday, 27 October 2019

Koorana Crocodile Farm Tour

9.30am – Bus departure for Koorana;  1.30pm – Bus returns to Rockhampton

QELA is organising a tour to Queensland’s first crocodile

farm, Koorana.   Tour may be purchased as an additional option via the QELA
Regional Intensive registration page.

Cost is $55 inc GST, including transport and entry to Koorana.

Conference Registration

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
SPEAKER:   Registration for the 2 day Regional Intensive, including dinners on Friday, 25 October, and Saturday, 26 October.
24 Oct 2019
$450.00
Sale Ended
NON MEMBER:   Registration for the 2 day Regional Intensive, including dinners on Friday, 25 October, and Saturday, 26 October.
24 Oct 2019
$800.00
Sale Ended
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
NON MEMBER - Day Only Registration - Friday, 25 October 2019, includes catering and dinner Friday, 25 October 2019
18 Oct 2019
$400.00
Sale Ended
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
NON MEMBER - Day Only Registration - Saturday, 26 October 2019, includes catering and dinner Saturday, 26 October 2019
18 Oct 2019
$400.00
Sale Ended
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER - "Historic Rocky" - includes craft beer at Headrick's Lane and dinner at the Great Western Hotel
11 Oct 2019
$70.00
Sale Ended
SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER - "Taste of the Rocky Region" Mount Archer + Capricorn Caves - includes bus costs, 3 course meal, drinks
11 Oct 2019
$100.00
Sale Ended
Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Koorana Croc Farm Tour - Sunday, 27 October 2019
18 Oct 2019
$50.00
Sale Ended

25 Oct 2019 @ 9:00am AEST
26 Oct 2019 @ 5:00pm AEST

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